JEE Main Exam

Joint Entrance Examination Main (I) & (II) Exam

What is JEE Main Exam?

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and Central Board of Secondary education (CBSE), New Delhi introduced the national level common entrance exam called Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted for admission to various engineering colleges in India.

JEE Main examination was being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) till 2018. From 2019 onwards, the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main is going to be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

JEE will be conducted by NTA twice a year for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programmes in NIT's, IIIT's and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions.

The Joint Entrance Exam will be conducted in two parts, JEE Main and JEE Advanced. JEE (Main) replaces the AIEEE entrance exam and JEE (Advanced) replaced the IIT-JEE entrance exam. Around 25220 seats Engineering and Architecture seats are filled every year on the basis of JEE Main Score.

The aim of the common entrance test has been mooted to reduce stress on students, who have to appear for multiple entrance examinations and to give greater relevance to the school education, especially the class 12 board examinations.

About National Testing Agency (NTA):

NTA has been established as a premier, specialist, autonomous and self-sustained testing organisation to conduct entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions.

NTA is the newly formed body by the centre to conduct JEE Main and NEET UG entrance exams through online mode from 2019 onwards, taking over the management of these exams from CBSE.

Here are the changes to be implemented for the JEE Main 2019 exam with the Introduction of NTA:

  • From the year 2019 onwards, candidates should have to appear for JEE Main in online mode only, but for one subject a candidate will have Pen and Paper Based mode to be attempted on Drawing Sheet
  • Aspirants will have double the chance, more opportunity, NTA is going to be conducted JEE Main twice a year
  • The candidates can pick desirable slots to appear in the exam owing to the flexibility and availability of sittings from January 06 to January 20 and April 06 to April 20
  • Students will have more time to prepare for their entrance exam because the exam will take place in the month of January and April
  • The exam centres have been to 258 which include 248 exam centres in India and 9 centres in abroad countries
  • In case of students who have appeared in both exams, the best of the two scores will be taken into account for the result
  • Around 3000 practise test centres for JEE aspirants to train them for computer-based examination, which will be functioning from the August 2018. Click here to register for practise centre.
  • There will be normalisation process for the calculation of scores to have fair results

JEE Main (I) & (II) 2019:

The exam is going to be conducted from January 06, 2019, to January 20, 2019, and April 06, 2019, to April 20, 2019. Therefore online submission of application forms will begin from September 01, 2018, to September 30, 2018, and February 08, 2019, to March 07, 2019.

Application Fee:

The application fee may be paid either by Credit/Debit Card/Net Banking or e-challan generated during the online filling of the application form using online payment gateway facility in State Bank of India. If a candidate submits the fee by any other mode like Money Order (MO), Demand Draft (DD), Initial Public Offering (IPO) etc. will be rejected.

Date to Pay the Application Fee: From September 1, 2018, to October 10, 2018.

Application Fees Details:

Online Mode (Computer Based Test)
For Exam Centres In India
Paper Category For Boys For Girls
Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech) Or Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning) For General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) INR 500/- INR 250/-
For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender INR 250/- INR 250/-
Both Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech) & Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning) For General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) INR 900/- INR 450/-
For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender INR 450/- INR 450/-
For Exam Centres In Abroad
Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech) Or Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning) For General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) INR 2000/- INR 1000/-
For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender INR 1000/- INR 1000/-
Both Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech) & Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning) For General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) INR 3000/- INR 1500/-
For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender INR 1500/- INR 1500/-

JEE Main (I) 2019 Registration:

In order to appear in JEE Main (I) 2019 exam, the candidates are required to apply online by following the terms & conditions strictly mentioned in the registration procedure. To know more about the detailed scenario of registration procedure click here.

Category Wise Reservation Of Seats:

The NTA will follow strictly the Govt. of India reservation rules belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria. These categories are:

  • Other Backward Classes (OBC) If they belong to Non-Creamy Layer (NCL)
  • Scheduled Caste (SC)
  • Scheduled Tribes (ST)
  • A Person with Disability (PwD) with 40% or more disability

JEE Main 2019 Highlights:

Name of Examination JEE Main (I) & (II) 2019
Conducting Body National Test Agency (NTA)
Official Website /
Mode of Application Online
Exam Level National Level UG Entrance
Mode of Exam Online Mode only but for one subject Offline Mode
Number of Papers 2 (Paper 1 for B.E./B.Tech & Paper 2 for B.Arch/B.Planning)
JEE Main Helpline Email Id and Contact Nos: / +91 7042399520 / +91 7042399521 / +91 7042399525 / +91 7042399526


Candidates are advised to go through the whole information carefully and ensure their eligibility to appear in both exams.

NTA To Accept JEE Main Application Form Correction Till October 14

National Testing Agency (NTA) has started the application form correction process for JEE Main January 2019 from today onwards. Candidates who had applied for the JEE Main examination to be held in January 2019 can avail this facility through the official website. NTA will accept the application form corrections till October 14, 2018.  The agency has also released an official notice regarding the application form correction. 

NTA said, ''many candidates have inadvertently submitted incorrect data in their application form of JEE (Main) – January 2019. In order to ensure that the data of the candidates of JEE (Main) – January 2019 is error-free and candidates do not face any hardships later on, NTA is providing a ''one-time correction facility'' to the candidates in their online application form except change of city of examination.''

Candidates need to pay the additional fee if they make changes in their forms.  The additional fee (if applicable) should be paid by the candidates through credit/ debit card/ net banking & UPI only.

JEE Main I 2019 is scheduled between January 6 and 20. The admit card for the examination will be released on December 17, 2018. Click here to know more about the JEE Main important dates.

8 October 2018
JEE Main 2019: NTA Released The Exam Dates And Shift Details

National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the allotment of exam dates and shift details for JEE Main 2019. Candidates who had applied for the JEE Main 2019 can visit the official website to check the details. The JEE Main I will be conducted between January 6 and 20, 2019. The JEE Main admit cards will be available from December 17, 2019.

The official notification reads that the city allotted to the candidates of examination for Paper-1 and Paper-2 will be available by October 21, 2018. It also reads that the candidates for the JEE (Main) - January 2019, the examinations will be organised on the weekends (Saturdays/ Sundays) during the period of January 6 to 20, 2019.

In order to check the JEE Main allotment of exam dates and shift details, candidates need to enter their respective registration number, password and other details on the official website. 

JEE Main is a national-level entrance examination conducted for admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating though Central Seat Allocation Board. It tests the candidates on mathematics, physics and chemistry. To know more about the JEE Main exam pattern, click here.

5 October 2018
JEE Main 2019: Last Date Extended For Uploading Photograph And Signature

The National Testing Agency (NTA), which is an organising body for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main from 2019 onwards, has released a public notice stating that the date for uploading of photograph and signature has been extended till October 01, 2018. 

The notice issued by an autonomous organisation, NTA, has mentioned that the date has been extended to avoid last hour inconvenience to the candidates. The registered candidates can upload their photograph and signature till 11:50 pm on October 1. To know more about the JEE Main application process, click here

In order to upload photograph and signature, applicants have to make sure that the scanned images are in the prescribed dimensions and sizes. The scanned photograph should be between 10kb and 200kb. The signature should be between 4kb and 30kb. Candidates can also pay the JEE Main application fee till October 1, 2018. 

JEE Main is conducted for admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating though Central Seat Allocation Board. To crack the JEE Main in the first attempts, click here

1 October 2018
JEE Main Registrations To End On September 30

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) registration process is going to end on September 30, 2018. National Testing Agency, the conducting body of the JEE Main, will be accepting the application forms and online scanned images till September 30. However, candidates can pay the application fee amount till October 1, 2018. To know more about the registration process, click here.

NTA will be conducting the JEE Main exam from January 06 to 20, 2019. The admit card for JEE Main will be available from December 17, 2018. Candidates who had registered for the exam are suggested to know meticulously about the JEE Main important dates

JEE Main 2019 consists of two papers and the exam will be conducted in online mode. JEE is conducted for admission to pioneer institutes in India such as IITs, NITs and CFTIs. To crack the JEE Main, candidates should adopt a unique preparation strategy. Explore the JEE Main preparation tips here. 

28 September 2018
JEE Main (I) & (II) 2019 Exam Pattern

The JEE Main (I) & (II) exam shall have two papers, i.e. Paper 1 for B.E./B.Tech and Paper 2 for B.Arch/B.Planning. A candidate may opt one paper of both papers as he/she seeks admission.

It is a Computer Based Test and the Drawing Test for Paper 2 is going to be conducted in offline mode. The maximum marks for Paper 1 will 360 whereas for Paper 2 the maximum marks will be 390.

Careerindia provides you with the previous year's questions papers which can be downloaded free of cost. Click here to know more about the JEE Main (I) 2019 exam pattern and syllabus.

10 September 2018
JEE Main Syllabus 2019

Candidates can check the syllabus of JEE Main 2019 exam as released on the official website with a list of topics from which questions will be asked in Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Mainly JEE Main scores will be used for admission to Engineering/Technology/Architecture courses in National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), Central Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) and some state-funded technical institutions across the country.

Paper 1 of Physics syllabus includes General Topics, Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Electricity and Magnetism, Optics and Modern Physics.

Mathematics syllabus includes topics under Algebra, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus and Vectors.

Chemistry syllabus includes topics under Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry.

Paper 2 of JEE Main syllabus consist of Part I and Part II.

It is very important for candidates to know the syllabus of JEE Main 2019 examination. Click here to download the JEE Main Syllabus 2019.

3 September 2018
JEE Main (I) Registration Process Started

The NTA has released the exam schedule for both JEE Main (I) & (II). Till 2018, the JEE Main was being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) once in a year. From 2019 onwards, JEE Main will be conducted by NTA twice a year.

Aspirants who have passed +2 (10+2) examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects, along with Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/a technical vocational subject, are eligible for B.E/B.Tech. However, pass in +2 examination with Mathematics is required for B.Arch/B.Planning.

The registration process for JEE Main (I) has already stated right now. Click here to know more about the registration procedure and application fee.

1 September 2018
JEE Main (I) & (II) 2019 Exam Dates, Application Procedure, Eligibility Criteria, & Syllabus etc.

The final schedule for the Joint Entrance Main (I) & (II) examination has been released by the Union Human Resource Development Ministry today. The exam is going to be conducted in 8 sittings from January 06, 2019, to January 20, 2019, and April 06, 2019, to April 20, 2019. Click here to know more about the registration process for both exams.

27 August 2018

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